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Creators:
Norrell, Thomas, 1899-1985
Dates:
circa 1840-circa 1960
bulk 1870-1940
Size:
18 Cubic feet (84 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1174
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Approximately 11,000 images collected by Thomas Norrell consisting of original photographic prints and photographic postcards, original film and glass plate negatives, and duplicate/copy photographic prints and negatives. The majority are external views of single locomotive engines of North American railroad and industrial companies. Images of international railroad company locomotives and of representative locomotives from various locomotive works and builders are also included. The collection contains a small number of subject-specific images covering such topics as train wrecks, funeral trains, experimental locomotives, miniature trains, and locomotives at the 1933 and 1939 World's Fairs.

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Creators:
Von Fuchs, George, Dr.
Halacsy, Andrew, Dr. (electrical engineer)
Dates:
1884-1885
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0052
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Contains information directly relevant to the transformer's 1884-1885 evolution and secondary references and articles which von Fuchs and Halacsy referred to in their research.

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Creators:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Foundation Company (The).
Dates:
1887-1969
Size:
9 Cubic feet (17 boxes, 28 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0974
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These records include sketches, drawings, blueprints, contracts, and reports relating to highway and railroad bridges, tunnels, subways, mine shafts, canals and waterways, dams, concrete buildings, concrete construction, derricks and derrick barges, cranes, caissons and caisson construction, air locks, pumps, jacks, engines, and turbines; also phot...

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Creators:
Liebhold, Peter
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Dates:
1995-1996
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (9 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0609
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Gerber Fabric Cutter S-70 is part of a systematic approach to layout and cutting that has revolutionized the needle trades. This video history contains original, master, and reference videos, Dictaphone microcassettes, and tape digests and notes documenting the development, operation and use of the Gerber Fabric Cutter S-70 in three locations: H.I.S., Inc., in Bruceton, Tennessee (Chic blue jeans use of cuter); General Motors in Grand Rapids, Michigan (automotive use of the cutter); and Gerber Scientific Instrument Company in Hartford, Connecticut (Gerber corporate office and invention factory). The video footage documents H. Joseph Gerber, engineers, assembly workers, operators, and other technicians who worked with the cutter at the three locations. The footage from the Tennessee and Michigan sites provides insight into the complexity of introducing a new technology into the workplace and documents operators and managers discussing the effect of the cutter on workflow, quality, personnel, and attitudes towards the job. The footage from the Connecticut site documents the engineers who developed the cutter and provides valuable insight into the invention process. This collection includes oral history audio tapes, original, master, and reference videos, and notes documenting visits to Bruceton, Tennessee, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Hartford, Connecticut.

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Creators:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Quick, Ray
Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company
Quick, Glorene
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Dates:
1947
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1035
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs that document Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing employee Ray Quick's travels to the Philippines and Guam to explore the power potential of the islands.

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Creators:
Taylor, Miriam Price
Price, Edwin, 1829-1901 (locomotive engineer)
Dates:
1893
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0070
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents handwritten reminiscences of Edwin Price's experiences operating steam engines.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History Division of the History of Technology
Dates:
1839-2001
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-342
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records primarily created by Carl W. Mitman during his tenure as Curator of the Division of Mechanical Technology, 1921-1932, and Head Curator of the Department of Arts and Industries, 1932-1948, United States National Museum. These files create a biographical sketch of a multitude of engineers, inventors, and indust...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services
Dates:
1899-1913, 1949, 1960-1978
Size:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (13 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 637
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records contain project files, blueprints, contract and work files, photographs, and correspondence related to several renovation projects. Included are renovation and restoration plans for the Arts and Industries Building, the Patent Office Building (home to the National Collection of Fine Arts and National Portrait Gallery), and the ...

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Creators:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Detroit Edison Company.
Bak, Anders K., 1892-
Dates:
1923-1970
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1065
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains papers assembled by Anders K. Bak, a Danish mechanical engineer and employee of the Detroit Edison Power Company. The papers include personal correspondence concerning the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; papers on the Parsons Steam Turbine; papers and blueprints on work done at the Barton Power Station in Manchester, England; and Detroit Edison Company background material, blueprints, articles, power plant test reports, information and data.

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Electricity and Modern Physics
Dates:
1886-1978
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 250
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records of the Division of Electricity and Modern Physics relating to electricity consist of some early general correspondence, primarily of George C. Maynard, but also including that of J. Elfreth Watkins and Carl W. Mitman, concerning the inventions of Alexander Graham Bell, Samuel F. B. Morse, Alfred Vail, and inventors of dynamos ...

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